Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Does The Smashbox Glambox Really Make You Sultry And Sweet?

Take a good look at those two faces above. That beautiful model is rocking Smashbox's "Glambox," a full collection of makeup that's supposed to allow you to complete both a "sultry" and a "sweet" look, as pictured above. I am always a little wary of do-it-yourself kits that claim you can look just…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 21, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Treatment

One note before we begin: The picture above is not exactly the product I used. I used a loose umbrian clay powder from Fresh that can be mixed with water and used as a face mask. I believe the face treatment is exactly the same thing, but in a slightly different--and way more convenient--form. Umbria…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: Kate Walsh’s Boyfriend Fragrance

I know what you're thinking: "Does the world really need another celebrity fragrance?" I have to admit I thought the same thing when I was invited to the launch of Kate Walsh's Boyfriend fragrance at Sephora. But instead of paying attention to the celebrity behind the new scent and the packaging that look…
By: Annika Harris / February 16, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Deli Dark Chocolate Truffle Body Scrub

I love eating chocolate. I love smelling chocolate. And now, after using The Body Deli's dark chocolate truffle body scrub, I love bathing in it, too. The dark chocolate truffle body scrub (exclusively available in Feb.), sloughs off skin just as vigorously as their pumpkin body scrub. The African shea, organic cocoa and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

It might seem counter-productive to clean your face with oil, especially if you have oily skin like me. But I tried DHC Deep Cleansing Oil with fingers crossed that I wouldn't end up with a huge zit on my nose. The oil contains a blend of moisturizing olive oil and vitamin E that breaks dow…
By: Annika Harris / January 12, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: LiQWD Hair Products

My hair has become quite dry since I've switched to an extra-strength dandruff shampoo, so I've been on the hunt for hair products that would restore my hair's moisture after I used the dandruff shampoo. Since my locs are more "three-dimensional," if you will, than the average non-kinky or fine hair, I've found that most…
By: Annika Harris / January 7, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: June Jacobs Spa Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder

I go to a lot events where I'm given goodie bags full of free stuff. Sometimes the swag is really great, other times it's crap. I recently went to an event hosted by a blogger friend of mine, and her goodie bag was all good, especially the June Jacobs Spa New Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder.
By: Annika Harris / January 2, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: Dior Holiday Collection Eyeshadow Quad

I'm not the type of woman who spends her money on one high-quality product — no, I'm a lots-of-little-cheaper-things, Forever 21-type of shopper. But when it comes to spending a little more money on much better quality makeup, Dior's Holiday Collection Makeup Palette For The Eyes will convert me. At $44, it's a little…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: emerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Detox Mask

I don't deviate too far from my daily skin care regime of washing with a benzoyl peroxide face cleanser and applying a prescribed MetroGel. I've found what works for me and I intend to stick with it until it no longer works for a while. But like most women obsessed with skin care,…
By: Annika Harris / December 1, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream

As the temperature drops, so does the moisture in my hands. This happens every year, but instead of complaining about my dry, cracked hands in January and trying too late to find a cure, I'm going to be proactive. I'm loving O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream and think it will be a long-term…
By: Annika Harris / November 16, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: MAC Eye Brows Tool

Despite being able to grow thick hair really fast on my head, I can't seem to grow in my eyebrows regardless of how long I wait between threading sessions. The hair always grows where I don't want it and remains sparse where I do. So I've been filling in my brows with pencils and powder…
By: Annika Harris / November 3, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Kate Spade’s New Eau De Parfum, Twirl

Watermelon wouldn't be our first choice for an eau de parfum. Who shops for fragrances thinking, "Hey, I'd really like to smell like a watermelon today?" To be more accurate, the official scents in Kate Spade's new eau de parfum Twirl are "pink watermelon, blackberry and red current with additional notes of orange…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Rene Furterer’s “Naturia” Dry Shampoo

I really hate blow-drying my hair. The time. The discomfort. The general dissatisfaction with your non-professional job. Yet for me, blow drying is an absolute necessity thanks to my weird genetic makeup which gave me a mop of crazy curly hair on the top and straight hair beneath that. So I try to get…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 18, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

I've become quite the mascara junkie in recent years. I will try anything that promises to both lengthen and thicken my eyelashes. MAC Haute & Naughty Lash gives lashes a natural definition and pack on the drama. How's this possible? Well, it's all in the brush ...
By: Annika Harris / October 7, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Calvin Klein Beauty Fragrance

It's not every day I come across a fragrance that can be worn year round, but Calvin Klein Beauty is appropriate for summer, fall, and whenever feels right. With notes of jasmine and neo-lily (a new interpretation of a lily), Beauty has a floral essence we've all come to identify with summer. But the to…
By: Annika Harris / October 4, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20

I was coming to terms with my super oily skin, realizing that I'd always need blotting papers to keep the oil slicks at bay. But then I received some samples of Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20, and my love/hate relationship with my skin became a complete love affair.
By: Annika Harris / September 4, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Klorane Dry Shampoo Changed My Life — And It Could Change Britney Spears’

Distressing, but not altogether shocking news from the Britney Spears' rumor mill; according to a source who spoke with Heat magazine, Brit's boyfriend Jason Trawick is getting fed up with her poor hygiene. Spears goes days without showering and changing her clothes -- not to mention her weave -- and as a result,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Neosporin Lip Health

I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn't protect and moisturize the lips adequately. I knew my lips were really chapped, yet I still applied my lipstick, only to look as if I were trying to cover…
By: Annika Harris / August 17, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Outspoken by Fergie Eau De Toilette Spray

It seems every celebrity has a fragrance nowadays, and oftentimes you get the feeling the celebrity slapped their name on the perfume bottle without regard for what was actually in it. This is not the case with Outspoken by Fergie. The singer not only worked with Avon for two years to develop the fragrance, but…
By: Annika Harris / August 10, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Ginger + Liz Colour Collection Nail Polish

I hadn't really given much thought to vegan and organic nail polish, except to assume that the lacquer probably chips really quickly. All those chemicals traditional polishes contain must be necessary for a reason, right? Boy, was I wrong!
By: Annika Harris / August 9, 2010
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